Native Region: Eastern Europe
Zone Range: 05-09
Preferred Climate: Sunny temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 26 August, 2012
Seed count: 20-25
Named after 17th Century botanist, Dr. Christopher Knaut (1638-1694), this often overlooked perennial is excellent when planted with silver-leafed plants, or white flowers in the garden border. The dark red blooms appear throughout the summer and well into the autumn. Height 24-32 inches; spread 18 inches.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in the spring or fall. Keep containers in a sheltered area or coldframe. Grow on in any good garden soil with adequate drainage.